Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lay Down Your Triggers: a small-group session


The pre-reading for this (should you choose to do so) is easy—just scroll down, then work your way back up. The relevant entries are as follows: Lay Down Your Circumstances Lay Down Your Ambition Lay Down Your Boundaries Lay Down … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Naming and Un-claiming Your Idols


“So much of life comes down to the following three questions,” says Ed Welch: “Who is God? Who am I? Who are these other people?” The answers to those questions reveal what we truly care about and who we trust, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness


Today’s devotional is noticeably longer—and for that matter, noticeably ornerier—than usual. If you disagree with my opening views, or at least feel I could be a bit kinder, fine. But bear with me, and try to hear the point behind … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Weakness: the fuller version


So, let’s get back to our weakness. Most of us are well aware of how we fail to measure up to our own standards, let alone God’s. But again, Jesus knows this, too. And again, His concern is not with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Boundaries


We now turn from the things we desire to do, to the things we don’t desire to do—and thus, from the question “Lord, why won’t You help me do this?” to “Lord, why (and how) do You expect me to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering Our True Example


To be fair, I went into this expecting something more like a far more orthodox The Last Temptation of Christ—i.e., something that really focused on Christ’s humanness rather than His divinity. And the introductory material—especially the opening salvo “Did Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment